mecate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish mecate, from a Nahuan language; c.f. Classical Nahuatl mecatl.

Noun[edit]

mecate (plural mecates)

  1. (US, Southwestern US) A rope of hair or maguey fibre, for tying horses, etc.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “mecate” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish mecate, from a Nahuan language; c.f. Classical Nahuatl mecatl.

Noun[edit]

mecate m (Latin spelling)

  1. (Hekatia) a thick cord

References[edit]

  • Bendayán de Bendelac, Alegría (1995) Diciconario del judeoespañol de los sefardíes del norte de Marruecos (Jaquetía tradicional y moderna), Caracas, page 464

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from a Nahuan language; c.f. Classical Nahuatl mecatl.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /meˈkate/, [meˈka.t̪e]

Noun[edit]

mecate m (plural mecates)

  1. (Central America, Mexico, Venezuela, Philippines) rope, cord
    Synonyms: cuerda, soga, cordel

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